Everything you need to know about server virtualisation


Everything you need to know about server virtualisation

Server virtualisation offers a whole host of benefits, many tangible and others harder to measure. These include a reduction in hardware, improved management, less power consumption, more efficient use of cooling systems and fuller use of underutilised computing resources. In this U.K.-specific guide, find out how to achieve them all.

With server consolidation as a clear sweet spot in the market, virtualisation has become the IT managers' favourite cost-cutting tactic, through simply reducing the amount of servers that support their business applications.

Get the latest server virtualisation news, tips, and expert responses with this U.K. guide.

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Server virtualisation news The myth of virtual machine consolidation ratios
Mike Laverick, Contributor | 29 Jan 2010
There is more to virtual data centres than getting as many virtual machines as possible on a physical server. Find out how to
mix availability with high consolidation ratios.

How to migrate from physical to virtual without the risks: Neverfail Q&A
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 18 Jan 2010
Find out how to take care of the key challenges that must be addressed before migrating physical servers to virtual, according to this Q&A with Neverfail.

HP blades and VMware save credit firm over £300,000
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 18 Dec 2009
Credit Market Analysis saves IT costs and sees a surge in new business after virtualising its infrastructure to accommodate more customers.

Royal London saves with IBM mainframe server replacement
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 13 Nov 2009
Royal London Group replaced its outdated IBM mainframe system with a new z10 mainframe environment and cut three double-decker buses worth of CO2 a year from its IT footprint.

Citrix attempts to lure VMware customers to XenServer
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 23 Oct 2009
Citrix wants VMware users to migrate to XenServer or Hyper-V and is offering free virtualisation training and support, as well as virtual migration tools, to users who make the switch.

VMware server consolidation saves London borough thousands
Kayleigh Bateman, Site Editor | 14 Oct 2009
By consolidating servers with VMware, the London Borough of Hillingdon has saved thousands in power, hardware and IT personnel costs.

Virtualisation on blades brings savings to international law firm
Manek Dubash, Contributor | 20 Aug 2009
An international law practice swapped four racks of servers for a boxful of blades running VMware virtual servers, resulting in greater service reliability and cost savings.

Server virtualisation tips The benefits of outsourcing server virtualisation
Dominic Monkhouse, Contributor | 27 Jan 2010
Discover the advantages to outsourcing server virtualisation and find out which outsourcing option might be best for your enterprise.

Virtualising applications and servers: Dos and don'ts
Brien M. Posey, Contributor | 26 Jan 2010
Some servers and applications aren't meant to be virtualised. This tip explores how to identify which servers and applications make the best virtualisation candidates.

Choosing the best server virtualisation hardware and storage protocols
Rick Vanover, Contributor | 26 Jan 2010
Choosing the right server virtualisation hardware and storage protocol can substantially reduce network virtualisation infrastructure costs.

I/O virtualisation: Green, flexible and virtual
Nigel Poulton, Contributor | 03 Dec 2009
Emerging I/O technologies hold the key to the future of virtualisation, according to an industry expert.

Benefitting from VDI and virtualised servers in a recession
Cam Merrett, Contributor | 05 Nov 2009
Server virtualisation and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) reduces IT costs and provides greater ROI, helping organisations stay competitive in a recession, says a VDI expert.

Kayleigh Bateman is the Site Editor for SearchVirtualDataCentre.co.uk.

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This was first published in February 2010


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